Busting out to support breast cancer survivors

COMMUNITY members will have the opportunity to celebrate the women in their lives by “busting out” at Women’s Health Tasmania’s (WHT) dance party, which will be held in celebration of International Women’s Day on Thursday 2 March.

Featuring local band Mama K and Big Love, as well as a guest appearance by comedian Mamma Rosa, “Busting Out” will help support WHT and its work with women survivors of breast cancer through the ENCORE program.

WHT executive officer Glynis Flower said International Women’s Day was a time to celebrate everything women could be.

“What better way to do it than with a party featuring music, dancing and great company,” she said.

“Not only will you have a good time, but you will be also raising funds for a great cause.”

Delivered by WHT, ENCORE is a free eight-week program that runs under the national YWCA umbrella.

It involves gentle exercises specially designed for women recovering from breast cancer and targets the side effects of surgery and treatment to help increase strength and general fitness.

Ms Flower said the program aimed to restore health to breast cancer survivors by increasing fitness and flexibility through floor and pool exercises.

“It’s also a social support for women, with many participants becoming lifelong friends, connecting with women who have shared a similar experience,” she said.

“The Busting Out event could do the same for you, so kick up your heels for a night of fun, dancing and fundraising.”

WHT’s Busting Out dance party will be held at the Moonah Arts Centre on Thursday 2 March.

Admission is $25 per person or $20 for concession holders.

Tickets are available from the WHT website www.womenshealthtas.org/events or by phoning 6231 3212.

Caption: Mama K and Big Love band members, Wendy Moles, left, Kartika Franks and Crystal Campbell.

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